How the profit of Banksy was finally recognised

In the name of Christian forgiveness, Bethlehem residents are resurrecting a piece of graffiti by the British street artist Banksy after a misunderstanding left his artwork covered in white paint. Banksy’s Bethlehem graffiti was meant to promote tourism but Palestinian residents had difficulty with the satirical images. Just before Christmas a small group of incensed …

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Japanese New Year – Art of the New Year

Without question, New Year's (o-shogatsu) was, and to this day remains, the most important holiday within the Japanese festival calendar. Traditionally, New Year's Day meant much more than just the beginning of another arbitrary yearly round, as it does in the modern West. The author, Dan McKee is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Japanese …

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Harvard gets Barnett Newman cache

The Centre for the Technical Study of Modern Art, a research division of the Harvard University Art Museums, has been given Barnett Newman's studio materials and related ephemera. The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation donated the materials to assist scholars in the collection, study and conservation of Newman's paintings. The gift complements the University's existing …

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Yan Pei-Ming gives portraits of Resistance leader to France

The Chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming, who has lived in Paris for the last 20 years, has given three portraits of the French Resistance hero Guy Môquet to France. He was asked to make the works by President Sarkozy. Yan Pei Ming, Portrait de la Tante YYZ, 1999, Oil on canvas, 79 x 79 inches One …

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Nazi Art on Display at Grohmann Museum

Nazi associations of collection “not relevant” says founder of new museum The art on show includes works by artists collected by Hitler and displayed in exhibitions sponsored by the Third Reich In praise of workers: the Grohmann Museum with its nine-foot sculptures of labourers on the roof and the "Kaiserdom" inspired by Sir Norman Foster's …

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